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People are starting to get more familiar with crowd-funding and the benefits and opportunities it can provide to a startup. Just ask Vancouverite Eric Migicovsky, founder of Pebble watches. They raised $10 million last year from their Kickstarter campaign and just this week, they got $15 million of “proper” investment. This weeks feature is also looking towards the public to get their dream idea off the ground with their own Kickstarter campaign. Vancouver startup, Let’s Patch, presents a clever self-watering solution for urban farmers and families.Continue Reading »
The arts and cultural community is facing a very significant blow with the sale of The Centre for the Performing Arts to Westside Church. The 1,800-seat theatre located across the street from Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch has been the home of many events, concerts, musicals, and festivals. All bookings August onwards have been canceled with the evangelical church taking ownership, sending event organizers scrambling to find a new venue. This also includes the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), which had planned on screening three films a day at the theatre throughout its 16-day run this fall.Continue Reading »
The much-anticipated, revamped Vancouver Chinatown Night Market is ready to launch its 2013 season officially on June 1st.* After 17 years at the helm, the VCMA have welcomed a new group of volunteers to the project in order to “help give the Night Market a fresh look and feel,” said Henry Tom, VP of the VCMA and Chair of the Night Market Committee.Continue Reading »
As the new divider between the East side and West side of Vancouver, Main Street is the epicentre for all things indie. This extends to not only coffee shops and fashion boutiques, but also the restaurant scene, as plenty of folks with a passion for food happily call this area home.Continue Reading »